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Windows 7: How do I set up for installing a SSD

17 Jan 2013   #11
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

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I use disk management in Windows to format and partition my SSDs when I first get them and that way I know they will be properly aligned. I would use diskpart, but I can never remember how to do it that way! [/QUOTE]

I did that but added no partition and fro 2nd time it get stuck at 47%


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17 Jan 2013   #12
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Diskpart
list disk
select disk # (where # is the number assigned to the disk)
clean
create partition primary align=1024
select partition 1
format fs=ntfs quick
active
exit
exit

It looks like this
How do I set up for installing a SSD-clean-align-format-ssd.jpg


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17 Jan 2013   #13
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

I formated it like other have done but I need the data migration software that was on the drive. I guess I go to samsung
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17 Jan 2013   #14
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Diskpart
list disk
select disk # (where # is the number assigned to the disk)
clean
create partition primary align=1024
select partition 1
format fs=ntfs quick
active
exit
exit

It looks like this
Attachment 250725
is this done in the bios?
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17 Jan 2013   #15
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

It can be done from an elevated command prompt inside Windows or from the Install disk. At the 1st screen, do not select your language, hold down Shift and press F10. When finished type exit hit return, type exit again and hit return and you will be back at the same language screen. Then complete the install. You will get no 100MB partition, which means no Bit Locker. At the install screen, do not format the disk under advanced options, just install. It should be done with bios in AHCI mode and the SSD the only drive connected for a clean install.

Elevated command prompt. Click start, type cmd in the search box, on the cmd option that appears, right click it and select 'run as administrator.
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17 Jan 2013   #16
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

If you have a Samsung SSD, the cloning software is usually Norton Ghost and should be on the DVD sent with the disk, or you can download it here
Samsung Semiconductors Global Site
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17 Jan 2013   #17
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

I was able to figure all that out but it still fails at 47%. I did it from cmd. To do it from the disk, do I use the w7 disk?

what was a healthy 111.79g becomes unallocated
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17 Jan 2013   #18
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Yes, Windows 7 Installation disk. When you type clean, it should be unallocated. Then you are creating a partition and formatting it. It should then be a Primary partition. After finishing (after you type activeand it completes that) type list partition again, it should show a partition with an offset of 1024 (offset is the alignment).

You may consider a clean install. If you are stalling out on the data migration it is most likely the migration software. Norton Ghost is not the easiest software to use. I use Paragon Migrate. It's $19.95, but is almost fool proof and has never failed me. You can also read this. SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
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17 Jan 2013   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
these days W7 and W8 don't need any extra SSD alignment or fiddling around any more.
Curious about that Jimbo. Are you saying it is no longer necessary to align a new SSD?
Why?

(I just bought my first one)
No need to align when you install win7 or win8. The installer will do the alignment. In all other cases you still need to align.
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17 Jan 2013   #20
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

WHS, maybe you can help here. I know very little about Norton Ghost. You do and you wrote the tutorial I linked to about transfering the OS.
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